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How Yoga Became “White:” Yoga Mobilities, Race, and the U.S. Settler Nation (1937-2018)

Abstract My Critical Yoga Studies investigation maps from the early 20th century to present day how yoga has become white through U.S. law and cultural productions, and has enhanced white privilege at the expense of Indian and people of color bodies. I position Critical Yoga Studies at the intersection of Yoga Studies, Critical Race Theory, Indigenous Studies, Mobilities Studies, and transnational American Studies. Scholars have linked uneven development and racial displacement (Soja, 1989; Harvey, 2006; Gilmore, 2007). How does racist displacement appear in historic and current contexts of development in yoga? In my dissertation, I use yoga mobilities to explain ongoing movements of Indigenous knowledge and wealth from former colonies, and contempo... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Singh, Roopa (Author) / Lomawaima, K. Tsianina (Advisor) / Aggarwal, Rimjhim (Committee member) / Swadener, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American studies / Cultural anthropology / Law / Critical Yoga Studies / Intellectual Property Law / Mobilities / Music History / Race / Yoga Tourism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 230 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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